Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sensing God

We round the bend that takes us to the tree all uprooted and my children go running and I breathe in deeply. I love the smell of Him. Wouldn't the fragrance of what He's created carry the scent of Him? When I catch up to them, they've pulled out the sunflower seeds and I'm giddy as the first birds alight within seconds. I see Him. He's here with us, Immanuel.

We're used to the sweet call of the chickadee but when the nuthatch peeps his gratitude for our gifts, I hear Him. Oh, the birds are all in a bold flutter today! I merely hold out a finger, with no seed to offer, and one lands and grasps it tightly! I can even walk a little before he flies away. And I feel Him. Surely, since the Creator's fingerprint is everywhere, we can know Him by being near to His creation.

I sit my children down on a wooden bench and I'm overwhelmed by the treasures He's uncovered for us on this balmy November day. We must praise Him and so we bow our heads and thank Him that we can truly sense the God of the universe as we walk along a little boardwalk in a small town. And He hears us and is pleased with our acknowledgment of His artistry.

 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Psalm 34:8

4 comments:

Julia said...

Hallelujah \0/ God is SO SO incredible isn't He, Heather...I just LOVE to breathe in ALL that is Him, too!

I loved looking at all your photos...how amazing that you are able to hand-feed those birds!

{{{hugs}}} from Julia

Meghan said...

I love God for the vibrant colours and the intricate creatures. It was an Indian Summer this day, and we wanted to jump off that bridge so badly to swim in the glory of God, but some other day we will.
When we're closer to eternity, then we will swim in the glory of God forever and ever! But for now, we will marvel at His wonderous vast works that He has made and enjoy the tidbits of love He has implanted in creation along the way.

Love, Meghan

Kathy S. said...

AMAZING!!! They actually landed on your hands? How wonderful is that. What lovely photos!!! (as usual!)

Praising with you!

Pure Perseverance said...

I just want to be there in nature with my family! YOur photography is beautiful. Taking moments to see God is uplifting!